New 'W4th Plinth' Artwork To Be Unveiled

Judges' pick to replace Penny the Orangutan to be revealed next Sunday

A selection of the candidates for the W4th Plinth
A selection of the candidates for the W4th Plinth


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The new artwork chosen for the railway embankment wall at Turnham Green Terrace piazza is to be revealed next Sunday (13 December).

Abundance London have already chosen the piece to be installed at the ‘W4th Plinth’ and will be unveiling it at 1pm. It will replace Penny the Orang Utan.

Karen Liebreich of Abundance London said, “We had a lovely selection of artworks submitted by many varied artists. All the entries can be seen here.

“The jury, led by Sir Peter Blake, spent several happy hours sorting through the submissions and finally shortlisted three works of art. Usually we would hold a public vote to choose between these images. However, given the strange times we are living in and the constraints imposed by Covid, we have decided instead to display each of these works for six months. This will enable each work to be enjoyed by Chiswick consecutively, giving all the artworks their chance to be seen.”

You are invited to come along to see the unveiling in a socially distanced manner.

The W4th Plinth art project offers a temporary space for large scale artworks to be displayed on the blank railway wall, as part of the refurbishment of the piazza area at Turnham Green Terrace. It was launched two years ago with an artwork by Sir Peter Blake, and he now sits on the selection jury to choose new works.

Penny the Oranguan. Picture: Karen Liebreich

The project is run by Abundance London, a local community organisation that runs volunteer environmental and horticultural projects around Chiswick.

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December 5, 2020

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